Suspected Kurdish terrorists from Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey.
Turkish officials said two people died in the attack.
Ankara. Suspected Kurdish militants from Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 10 others. Turkish officials gave this information. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said a rocket attack damaged a high school and two other houses in the town of Karkamis. Along with this, a truck was also targeted near the Turkey-Syria border.
Soylu said the dead included a teacher and a child. He said a pregnant woman was seriously injured in the attack, who was pronounced dead earlier. Soylu said a soldier and seven policemen were injured in separate bombardments by suspected Kurdish militants targeting the Kilis border area. He said Turkey would give an appropriate response to the attacks.
The rocket attacks came days after Turkey launched deadly airstrikes on northern regions of Syria and Iraq, targeting Kurdish groups. Turkey has accused Kurdish groups of being responsible for the November 13 attacks in Istanbul. On November 13, a bomb attack on a main street in Istanbul killed six people and injured more than 80. Turkish officials have blamed the attack on the PKK terror group and its Syrian affiliate YPG, but Kurdish terror groups have denied any involvement.
Turkey has launched airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq, targeting Kurdish groups responsible for the Istanbul bombings last week. This information was given on Sunday by the Turkish Defense Ministry. The ministry said in a statement that the fighter jets struck targets from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and the Syrian People’s Protection Units, or YPG.
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